List of micronations by CGSC

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This is a list of micronations by the Categoric-Gradial System of Classification (CGSC) created by Mark Dresner as a way of classifying the potential and importance of micronations. As its alternate name says, it works with Categories and Gradients, exactly five of each. A specialty of this classification is that it automatically classifies all online micronations as "0".

Method

The scale is fairly simple. The scale is from one to five, one being the worst class, and five being the best class. The categories, combined with the various scales are as follows:

  • Population
    • 1: 5 or less
    • 2: 15 or less
    • 3: 30 or less
    • 4: 50 or less
    • 5: 51 or more
  • Cultural development
    • 1: Hardly any culture in existence. (eg. very scant information, often no flag)
    • 2: Basic insignia in existence. (eg. flag, coat of arms, little detailed information)
    • 3: Some culture in existence (eg. a cuisine or national dish)
    • 4: A basic culture in existence (eg. a cuisine and a religion)
    • 5: A strong culture in existence (many aspects covered, eg. cuisine, religion, language, sport etc.)
  • Allies (this includes nations with mutual recognition)
    • 1: 2 allies or less
    • 2: 5 allies or less
    • 3: 10 allies or less
    • 4: 20 allies or less
    • 5: 21 allies upwards
  • Sphere of influence
    • 1: Micronation is widely ignored.
    • 2: Micronation is known and watched, but in no position to eg. threaten somebody. The highest honour available in the micronation would be nothing special for a foreigner.
    • 3: Micronation relatively well-known and its actions are followed by many. Should they threaten someone, it is not ignored but doesn't cause too great fear either, and the highest honour would be an honour, but is certainly outmatched by honours from elsewhere.
    • 4: Micronation is well-known, its actions are quite important. A threat made by them is taken very seriously, and their highest honour is probably a very special honour for the recipient, which they will be quite thankful for.
    • 5: Micronation is widely known among micronationalists and outsiders alike. A threat would cause great fear among a micronation and its allies. Also, even one of the smaller honours of such a micronation would be regarded as an incredible honour by any recipient.
  • Budget
    • 1: Less than $50 spent yearly on the micronation in question. This includes internet connection and web hosting costs.
    • 2: Less than $100 spent yearly on the micronation in question. This includes internet connection and web hosting costs.
    • 3: Less than $150 spent yearly on the micronation in question. This includes internet connection and web hosting costs.
    • 4: Less than $200 spent yearly on the micronation in question. This includes internet connection and web hosting costs.
    • 5: More than $200 spent yearly on the micronation in question. This may or may not include internet connection and web hosting costs.

Level calculation

Finally, once all these are determined, one calculates the level of a specific micronation by taking the average of all the scores. If a factor is unknown, a guess can be made or it may be left out. Here is an example:

  • Petorio: 2/3/4/4/1 = 2+3+4+4+1 = 14; 14/5 = 2.8

Thus, Petorio's level would be 2.8. Here is what the levels mean:

  • 1-1.4: This... ...whatever it is does not deserve the term "micronation". (Low)
  • 1.5-1.9: Not a micronation worth mentioning, will probably fall apart very soon. (Low)
  • 2.0-2.9: If it is a very young micronation, it may yet prosper; if it is older (four months upwards), it is relatively insignificant, but not necessarily to be ignored. Many older ones are in a temporary period of inactivity, but may ascend to a level 3.0-3.9 micronation eventually. (Medium)
  • 3.0-3.9: A very average micronation, they exist en masse. No need to ignore them, but they probably aren't very special or interesting. Often it is hard to tell the difference between them, and if they stay at this level for a long time it is probably because of a lack of population, time, effort, and/or interest. (High)
  • 4.0-4.9: One of the most significant micronations (eg. St. Charlie, The Soviet Republic of North America, etc). There was a lot of effort involved in getting the micronation to this level. Once here, it is quite difficult for the nation to fall back down unless it becomes inactive, like Scientopia. (Very high)
  • 5.0: What some describe as a micronational superpower. (Very high)

List of countries

When you'll add a country to the list, make sure to position it according to it's CGSC classification in alphabetical order. For example: Austenasia is above Liberland because, despite both being ranked with 5.00, Austenasia comes first in alphabetical order, therefore it's listed first, though both have an equal score.

  • = increase.
  • Steady = steady.
  • = decrease.
Rank Country CGSC
2021 data Change from previous year 2021 data Change from previous year
Very High Categoric-Gradial System of Classification index
1 Steady Flag of Austenasia.png Austenasia 5.0 Steady
2 Steady Liberland flag.png Liberland 5.0 Steady
3 Steady Flag of Seborga.png Seborga 5.0 Steady
4 Flag of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire.svg Karnia-Ruthenia 5.0
5 Westarctica 4.8 Steady
6 Flag of Molossia.svg Molossia 4.6
7 Flag of Lehmark.png Empire of Lehmark 4.6
8 Australis 4.4
9 Steady Ebenthal 4.4 Steady
10 Rino-Island-flag.jpg Rino Island 4.4 Steady
11 Flag of Sealand.svg Sealand 4.4
12  Baustralia 4.2
13 Luxeflag.svg Luxe 4.2
14 Mauricia.png Mauritia 4.2 Steady
15  New Athens 4.2
16  New Eiffel 4.2
17 Steady Flag of Pavlov.jpg Pavlov 4.2 Steady
18 Steady Flag of Sabia and Verona.png Sabia and Verona 4.2 Steady
19 Republic of Tavil.png Tavil Republic 4.2
20 Republic of Istria 4.0
21 Begonia 4.0
22 Steady BonumlandFlag.png Bonumland 4.0 Steady
23 Steady Flag of Quinta Velha.svg Quinta Velha 4.0
24 Sabini national flag.jpg Sabini 4.0
25 Wegmat 4.0
High Categoric-Gradial System of Classification index
26 Bartonian Eco Flag.jpg Bartonia 3.8
27 Steady UKBKTHG- flag kingdom.jpg Beaulosagñe 3.8 Steady
28 Regelis flag 16h.png Regelis 3.8
29 2020 Suverska Flag.png Suverska 3.8
30 Belcity 3.6
31 GaplaFlag.png Gapla 3.6
32 Fixed Malinovian Flag.png Malinovia 3.6 Steady
33 PRO Flag.png Orientia 3.6 Steady
34 Bandera del REINO ILUMINADO DE AMESTRIS.jpg Amestris 3.4
35 Matthewopia Flag.png Matthewopia 3.4 Steady
36  Novus Hierosolymis 3.4 Steady
37 Flag of Pavlov.jpg Rhossia 3.4 Steady
38 Misberia Flag.png Maritime Republic of Misberia 3.2 Steady
39 Federation of Aenopia flag.png Aenopia 3.2 Steady
40 Steady 1920px-Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia.svg.png Agber 3.2 Steady
41 Bandera Sacro Imperio de Athérenon.jpg Athérenon 3.2
42 Steady Flag of Caudonia.png Caudonia 3.2 Steady
43 Steady HenristanFlag.svg Henristan 3.2 Steady
44 Steady Natalflag.png Natal 3.2 Steady
45 Steady Pinang 3.2 Steady
46 Steady Flag of Richensland real.png Most Serene Republic of Richensland 3.0 (2022 score) Steady
47 Steady  Gymnasium State 3.0 Steady
48 Steady Rhenish Flag.png Rhine 3.0 Steady
Medium Categoric-Gradial System of Classification index
49 Flag of Australland.png Australland 2.8
50 Steady Newnatlinflag.png Natlin 2.8 Steady
51 PFRflag.svg Penn Federal Republic 2.8
52 Steady Flag of Petorio.png Petorio 2.8 Steady
53 Steady FlagQökQoyunlu.png Qök Qoyunlu 2.8 Steady
54 Steady Flag of Medopolania.png Medopolania 2.8 Steady
55 Flag Estados-Hanseaticos-de-Achsen.png Achsen 2.6 Steady
56 Steady Falcar 2.6 Steady
57 Steady Mahuset 2.6 Steady
58 Steady Noflag.png Vatolean 2.6
59 Steady Flag of Vladislavia.svg Vladislavia 2.6 Steady
60 Steady Tsurasian Flag.jpg Tsurasia 2.4 Steady
61 Flag of De Witt.png De Witt 2.2 Steady
62 Steady Iska Akaliazen.png Iska Akaliazen 2.2
63 Roschfallen flag.2022.png Roschfallen 2.2
64 Template:Deacrese Flag of lanevinia.png republic of lanevinia 2.0 Template:Deacrise
65 Steady SovietiaFlag.png Sovietia 2.2 Steady
66 Steady New Greater Bradonian Flag.png Empire of Greater Bradonia 2.0 Steady
Low Categoric-Gradial System of Classification index
67 EarldomOfHosamiaFlag.png Hosamia 1.8 Steady
68 Flag of Taslavia.svg Taslavia 1.8 Steady
69 Akkoflag.png Acre 1.6 Steady
70 URSSL-Flag.png Legalia 1.0 Steady

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